Aculight's expertise in laser radar and directed energy is expected to fit well with Lockheed's core sensor and munitions businesses.
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A breakthrough in laser entanglement could allow optical measurements to beat the diffraction limit.
Integration with other companies is now Pirelli's strategy for growth in optoelectronics.
Researchers have built the first deformable liquid mirror from a magnetic liquid, which could be used to help astronomers to correct for atmospheric aberration.
Featuring news from IPG Photonics, Aculight, JPSA, Photon etc., Ocean Optics, PHOTONEX08 and more.
High-throughput roll-to-roll production methods have been used to make a surface-emitting DBR source.
Growth in the telecoms sector boosted revenues, but softness in non-telecoms markets is set to continue.
The shortage of graduates with the right skills is a major problem for companies looking to recruit in large numbers. Dawn Ohlson of Thales UK talks to OLE about the extent and origin of the problem.
Berlin's optics and photonics industry is going from strength to strength. Tim Hayes visited Germany's capital city to find out more about the reasons that lie behind this success.
Optics.org speaks to researchers who have demonstrated partial invisibility in the visible region of the spectrum for the first time.
An anti-reflection coating from a Silicon Valley start-up boosts a module's efficiency without having to modify the manufacturing process.
A direct imaging technique could help astronomers to detect the faint light from distant planets by blocking light from parent stars.
Researchers have shown that high-dispersion mirrors can replace prisms and gratings to produce efficient laser output from a compact source.
German start-up Innolume has secured a third funding round to ramp manufacturing of its quantum-dot-based lasers for short-reach optical interconnects.
Featuring news from Luz II, Northrop Grumman, Picarro, Bookham, PerkinElmer and more.
A continuously operating atom laser is a step closer thanks to researchers in Australia.
Fraunhofer ISE's best photovoltaic cell designs yet look set to rapidly enter high-volume production at Azur Space.
optics.org speaks to researchers trying to get to grips with how lasers influence neuron growth.
A 326 nm laser system is the latest tool for researchers trying to create precise 3D nanostructures via atomic nanofabrication.
Attosecond pulses could allow us to explore the ultimate limits of many modern technologies including semiconductor electronics and optoelectronics. Marie Freebody speaks to Reinhard Kienberger about the progress so far and what to expect in the future.
Lasers are being exploited in the manufacture of both silicon and thin-film solar cells. Gaetan Rull of Yole Developpement sizes up the opportunity for laser makers.
Tiny structures that resemble propellers are giving researchers an accurate recording of the handedness of circularly polarized light.
The company's cleantech portfolio has been boosted by the spin-out of silicon solar cell technology, and a separate investment in a thin-film PV developer.
A highly efficient end-pumped microchip laser has for the first time been engineered to emit radially and azimuthally polarized light.
A project looking to develop green-emitting laser diodes based on nitride materials has been awarded EURO2million in funding.
The acquisition pushes GSI Group into non-semiconductor markets and new Asian territories.
Light-capturing dyes have enabled researchers in the US to increase the power output of solar cells by up to ten times.
Featuring news from StockerYale, GSI Group, Intel Capital, Dynasil, Arden Photonics, Synova and more.
On-chip integration of optical circuits, optical data storage and ultrafast optical communications are the ultimate goal of researchers developing a metallic grating to slow down terahertz waves.
People with diabetes could soon have a non-invasive way of measuring their glucose levels if a clinical trial underway in the UK proves successful.
The $21 million acquisition of General Optics by Gooch and Housego gives the company a new route into the aerospace and defence sector.
Combining a saturable absorber and a gain section in a single semiconductor structure could lead to a new generation of compact ultrafast lasers. Jacqueline Hewett talks to ultrafast pioneer Ursula Keller of ETH Zurich, Switzerland, to find out about her latest idea.
Significant progress in efficiency and lifetime is needed before OPVs replace conventional technologies in demanding applications.
An unprecedented near-uniform supercontinuum spanning 270 to 1000 nm will help researchers gain an insight into electron motion.
Solar cells could be made thinner and more efficient thanks to a light-trapping coating designed by researchers in Germany.
A recently published standard for testing of solid-state lighting will help to build approval of the technology, but more are needed to complete the picture.
Featuring news from EOLITE, Philips, Sunic System, SVTC Technologies, ESO, QPC Lasers and more.
Device designers of the future could benefit from a near-field optical scanning microscopy method that is mapping optical noise in cascade lasers.
Sub-100 attosecond pulses can be characterized thanks to a new frequency-resolved optical gating algorithm.
optics.org speaks to the research team that claims it has created the first supercontinuum in a water-core photonic crystal fibre.
An image-guided femtosecond laser is allowing surgeons to remove individual cancer cells while adjacent cells remain intact.
Low-cost infrared night-vision systems could soon be a regular feature in cars thanks to a new EU project.
Wind conditions during the 2008 Olympic sailing regatta will be measured using a Doppler lidar system housed in a van.
Growing automotive industry drives Jenoptik's industrial metrology into India, and more of the company's divisions could follow suit.
Researchers in Germany have engineered a fibre laser system with a high repetition rate that is allowing them to drill holes in metal faster than ever before.
Global output from thin-film photovoltaics will reach 3.5 GW in 2010, but only a minority of the companies intending to be in production by then will achieve their objective.
An optical tweezer has for the first time been engineered to move nanometre-sized particles.
An optical tweezer has for the first time been engineered to move nanometre-sized particles